AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at the F..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island h..

Results of the 2019 Photo Competition

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

The results of this year's competition have now been decided. Click here (/2019-photo-co..

Lighthouse Open Day

Date posted: 30-Apr-2019

Our historic lighthouse, signal station and diaphonic foghorn will all be on dis..

We need a new Treasurer

Date posted: 08-Apr-2019

The Supporters need a new treasurer to take over in September when Kevin Vaughan..

2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

Tiri's three unique foghorns

Date posted: 01-Feb-2019

Our next social event will take place on Monday 18th March when Carl Hayson and ..

Young Conservation Superstars win awards!

Date posted: 27-Jan-2019

Gabriel Barbosa and teacher Kate Asher, a team leader who co..

Entries for the 2019 photo competition

Date posted: 19-Jan-2019

We are now taking entries for the 2019 photographic competition. You can enter u..

Hihi volunteer needed

Date posted: 18-Oct-2018

Would you like to volunteer with the Island's hihi team and learn from them how ..

People on Tiritiri


Mary-Ann Rowland

Mary-Ann manages the shop and the guiding operation on Tiritiri. 

Along with the DoC ranger on duty, she helps to welcome the daily visitors as they disembark and then matches them with a suitable walk and a guide.

She co-ordinates our volunteers who operate the shop and lead the guided walks, organizes their training and provides them with regular updates on what's happening on the Island.

Kata Tamaki

Kata is one of our two permanent Department of Conservation rangers. Kata took up her role on Tiri in November 2016.




Emma Dunning

Emma became our second permanent Department of Conservation ranger in January 2019.


Barbara and Ray Walter

Ray was the last resident lighthouse keeper on Tiritiri and became our first ranger, soon to be joined by Barbara. The contribution made by these two in the foundation of Tiritiri as an open reserve, in the planting programme and the visitor experience, has created a legacy which will surely last as long as the Island itself.


Liz Maire

Liz has been appointed as our assistant educator and will work with Barbara Hughes sharing the interactions with visiting students and adding her own ideas from many years in her previous role as a community ranger for the Department of Conservation.

Brian Chandler

Brian is the current chairperson of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi. He leads an enthusiastic set of committee members and likes to get involved in the practical work on the Island.

Barbara Hughes

Barbara is our Educator. She started work on 17th January 2013 and will work with Mary-Ann on our school visits programme.

Barbara, who is a biology teacher herself, interacts closely with school staff and students. Her aim is to increase the value of school visits, and hopefully attract more, by integrating the students Tiritiri experience to the curriculum.